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Cartographic Curses: Europe and the Ptolemaic Poetics of Os Lusíadas (1572)

Katharina N. Piechocki

in Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226641188
eISBN:
9780226641218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641218.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Luís de Camões’s Os Lusíadas, typically framed as the first global epic, operates instead within the cartographic framework of the late fifteenth century (contemporaneous ... More


Luís de Camões’s The Lusiads and the paradoxes of expansion

João R. Figueiredo

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art History

Following a well-known trend in early-modern Europe, the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões widely refashioned the myth of Lusus, an obscure son of Bacchus mentioned by Pliny, with two main purposes: to ... More


Institutional Receptions: Camões, Saramago, and the Contemporary Politics of The Lusíads on Stage

Tatiana Faia

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the reception of Luís de Camões’s The Lusíads in José Saramago’s play What Shall I Make of This Book? Discussing the narrator’s speeches in The Lusíads, Saramago’s play, and a ... More


Rhythm: Form and Dispossession

Vincent Barletta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226685731
eISBN:
9780226685908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is rhythm? In most critical work, it seems to require no definition; it passes as self-evident, at least in terms of its generic features. When we turn to rhythm, we tend to examine different ... More


Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Katharina N. Piechocki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226641188
eISBN:
9780226641218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

What is “Europe,” and when did it come to be? While in the Renaissance the term “Europe” circulated widely, the continent itself was only in the making in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. ... More


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